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Indiana State Technical Committee

State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation.

Indiana's State Technical Committees provides advice on a number of issues within a variety of USDA conservation programs. Although the Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

In Indiana, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist serves as the Indiana State Technical Committee (ISTC) Chairperson. ISTC members represent public, private, and non-profit organizations and producers, who serve on four subcommittees. The subcommittees report to the ISTC with their recommendations. The ISTC as a whole makes recommendations to the Indiana NRCS State Conservationist, who makes the final decision regarding program management and implementation of Farm Bill conservation programs.

ISTC Subcommittees for Farm Bill conservation programs include:

  • Conservation Reserve Program Subcommittee
  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program Subcommittee
  • Wetlands Reserve Program Subcommittee
  • Wildlife Habitat Program Subcommittee
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Indiana State Technical Committee Agenda

There will be a meeting of the United States Department of Agriculture's State Technical Committee for Indiana held on Nov. 9, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conference Room located at the Indiana NRCS State office at 6013 Lakeside Boulevard, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.  


Member Organizations

  • American Farmland Trust
  • Arbor Terra Consulting
  • Ball State
  • Crowe Forest Management
  • EPA
  • Farm Services Agency
  • GLCI
  • Hoosier National Forest
  • Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • ICO, LLC
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • IDNR, Division of Water
  • IDNR, Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • IDNR-Division of Forestry


  • Indiana State Conservation Board
  • Indiana Beef Cattle Association
  • Indiana Certified Crop Advisors
  • Indiana Corn Marketing Council
  • Indiana Farm Bureau
  • Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners, Inc.
  • Indiana Geological Survey
  • Indiana Plant Food & Ag Chemical Association
  • Indiana Pork/In. Soybean Alliance
  • Indiana Professional Dairy Producers
  • Indiana State Poultry Association
  • Indiana Tree Farm
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana Vegetable Growers Association
  • Indiana State Department of Agriculture


  • Pheasants Forever, Quails Forever
  • Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Tribe
  • Purdue University
  • Quail Unlimited
  • Specialty Crops/Farmer
  • The Nature Conservancy - Indiana Field Office
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Corps of Engineers
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Lab
  • USDA-Forest Service
  • USGS


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